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Bio-Informatics (UGC Approved)

Introduction

Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the field of biology and medicine. It is used in drug designing and drug development. Bioinformatics has become one of the fastest growing fields, which will certainly reveal the mysteries of life and will bring cure for many diseases. Bioinformatics is been an inevitable part of Biotechnology in the current era.

Objective

Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the field of biology and medicine. It is used in drug designing and drug development. Bioinformatics has become one of the fastest growing fields, which will certainly reveal the mysteries of life and will bring cure for many diseases. Bioinformatics is been an inevitable part of Biotechnology in the current era.2

Course Details

The syllabus for the Certificate course include, an Introduction to Bioinformatics, Biological databases, NCBI, PDB, SWISSPROT, Sequence Alignment and Multiple Sequence Alignment.

Diploma course consists of Phylogenetic Analysis, Gene Prediction, Prediction of Physical and Chemical Properties of Proteins, Protein Motifs, Protein Secondary Structure Prediction etc.

Advanced Diploma includes the Homology Modelling of Protein, Computer Aided Drug Designing, Docking, Molecular Visualization etc.

The course materials are provided for the students.

Course Fees

  • Certificate Course ₹2500
  • Diploma Course ₹3000
  • Advanced Diploma Course ₹3500

Lab Facility

The Bioinformatics lab consists of 8 computers with internet facility and an LCD projector.

Bioinformatics Software available includes:

  • Clustal X for Multiple Sequence Alignment.
  • Phylodraw and NJPlot for Phylogenetic Analysis.
  • Swiss PDB Viewer for homology Modelling.
  • Certificate Course ₹2500
  • Chemsketch for molecule Building.
  • Rasmol, Pymol for molecular Visualization.
  • CHMR Viewer, Chembasic, Tree Finder etc.

Enrollment

No. Year Certificate Diploma Adv. Diploma
1 2010-2011 35 -- --
2 2011-2012 25 17 --
3 2012-2013 47 16 11
4 2013-2014 28 15 9
5 2014-2015 24 14 12
6 2015-2016 72 07 11

Bioinformatics Exam Result with A Grade

Year Certificate Diploma Adv. Diploma
2010-2011 11 -- --
2011-2012 22 5 --
2012-2013 45 13 5
2013-2014 17 20 7
2014-2015 23 13 12

Contact Person

Dr. Jayasree. S.

Associate Professor,
Dept of Zoology & Co-ordinator of Bioinformatics Add on Course
Bioinformatics Lab, Mercy College, Palakkad.

0491 2541149